Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Laura G (day1)
I love this art form - black scratchbord. I buy it online...don't think it is available locally. It is hardbord (masonite) with a fired clay surface, and black india ink swept on top. I buy them premade and then just start doodling. This one was actually started in December, but finished on the first day of our challenge. I use sharp tools - like clay tools--to carve into the surface. Sometimes I paint the exposed white areas with thin washes of watercolor. Think I will leave this one as is. It reminds me of Russian artwork, or filigree (sp?). This one is called "Visionary"